Sasquatch
GenreTrue crime
Directed byJoshua Rofé
Music byH. Scott Salinas
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes3 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
ProducerM. Elizabeth Hughes Lukas Cox
CinematographyRonan Killeen
AnimatorDrew Christie
Running time46 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkHulu
Original releaseApril 20, 2021 (2021-04-20) –
present

Sasquatch is an American true crime documentary television series that premiered on Hulu on April 20, 2021,[1] with a South by Southwest pre-release screen on March 16, 2021. The show begins with investigative journalist David Holthouse's recalling a story he heard in 1993 on a cannabis farm in Mendocino County, part of the Emerald Triangle in Northern California. Holthouse heard someone say that bigfoot has killed three people on a nearby cannabis farm.[2] Throughout the show Holthouse talks with marijuana growers and law enforcement in Mendocino County, who tell him about possible connections to the Hells Angels biker gang and Spy Rock Road, a lawless marijuana growing area of Mendocino County near Laytonville. These interviews reveal the larger problem of missing persons in the Emerald Triangle.[3]

Cast

Episodes

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Grabbing at Smoke"April 20, 2021 (2021-04-20)
2"Spy Rock"April 20, 2021 (2021-04-20)
3"Monsters Among Us"April 20, 2021 (2021-04-20)

Reception

Sasquatch has received mostly positive reviews with critics praising the pacing, animated recreations, and true sense of danger.[4] Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, "director Joshua Rofe makes great use of sparse, graphic-novel type re-enactment animation to augment the usual assortment of interviews and archival footage."[5] One of the few negative reviews came from Eileen Jones of Jacobin, who wrote that it consisted of "entirely unserious, exploitative hijinks" which contrasted with the serious subject matter.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Hersko, Tyler (2021-03-26). "'Sasquatch': Duplass Brothers' Hulu Murder Mystery Doc Sets April Premiere". IndieWire. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
  2. ^ Greene, Steve (April 23, 2021). "'Sasquatch': The Hulu Documentary's Special Blend of Animation, Memory, and Myth". IndieWire. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
  3. ^ Schneider, Ruth (2021-03-21). "Hulu's 'Sasquatch' series features Humboldt County, cannabis, Bigfoot". Times-Standard. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
  4. ^ Berman, Judy (2021-05-21). "The 5 Best New Shows Our TV Critic Watched in April 2021". TIME. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
  5. ^ Roeper, Richard (2021-04-19). "'Sasquatch': Nosy man doesn't find Bigfoot, but other beasts turn up". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2021-04-19.
  6. ^ Jones, Eileen (2021-04-29). "Sasquatch Tries, and Fails, to Make Bigfoot a Metaphor for American Violence". Jacobin. Retrieved 2021-06-08.